Story: Midlife adults

Parental debt

Parental debt

Since the 1990s students have had to pay for tertiary education. Some young people continue to live at home to keep costs down while studying, meaning that their parents continue to support them financially. This 2005 cartoon playfully highlights the burden these parents can face.

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Cartoon by David Fletcher

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Middle age and midlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 May 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018